|One of the region's many chateaus|
|Jazz River Trio|
Stephane Borde plays banjo, Bertrand Tessier plays tenor sax and Fred Dupin plays the sousaphone - with a small cymbal mounted near the keys. Dupin used his left hand to add interesting accents in addition to his rhythmic work and solo moments on the horn, a portable cousin of the tuba that was developed for marching bands.
The band's hour-long set tended toward classic jazz. The repertoire included "Dinah," "All of Me" and "My Blue Heaven," among others. Borde curiously introduced Ray Noble's 1938 classic "Cherokee" as a "very modern song."
Fellow passenger Allan Grissette joined the band for the last half of the set. He has been playing drums with the San Francisco-based Devil Mountain Jazz Band since the 1980s. Grissette had his sticks with him but there was no drum kit on the ship. So he borrowed a small plastic bucket from the bar and used that quite effectively as a makeshift snare.
|Dupin, Zubanovic, Borde, Grissette, Bubics, Tessier|
A wonderful world, and small world, indeed.
|Even the grapevines are getting autumn leaves|
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